LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 68

THINGS I LOVE By Chris Goins LOCAL Houston enlists the help of Houston influencers you may not know to share their insights on what inspires them. This month, CHRIS GOINS, the general manager of retail operations for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, brings us intricate details, impeccable construction and boundary-pushing designers who explore unexpected materials and movement. MFA Shop – I fell madly in love with this book, as I do with many that are on display in the MFA Shop – thanks to our longtime book buyer, Bernard Bonnet. Forms of Japan, details 250 black-and-white images of Japan by the acclaimed photographer Michael Kenna. This extraordinary book highlights the various forms of landscape and nature and are accompanied by haiku poems – simple yet seductive. www.mfah.org/mfashop 68 L O C A L | september 16 M Naeve – These pillows by Martyn Thompson are so elegant – they look as if they stepped right out of Monet’s garden in Giverny. I’m always on the hunt for decorative pillows and these are modern and possess a dreamy quality. Martyn Thompson Studio is a New York-based multidisciplinary outfit that has roots in Thompson's photography practice. A hand-touched aesthetic stemming from Thompson’s love of craft runs through the studios’ work, expressed with a tactile and painterly language that is a visual push me, pull me between now and nostalgia. They are an absolute MUST-HAVE! One-of-a-kind pillows created by Martyn Thompson are exclusively available i \ۈ]HY]K˛[Y]KB